Bund? James Bund. Sorry, but that’s how lame the first episode was. It’s one of the big three this season so it should be good from the second episode, hopefully. I was disappointed by the talk-show idea but it looked as if they weren’t even close to showing how epic it could be. Well, fingers crossed as I turn on the television.
Mina Tepes – the heroine of our story.
Weird past sequence followed by a narration by Mina, of a tale of a vampire girl and the boy who protected her with all he had, which she believed began on a eventful day. We are taken to a school lesson where a student shouts “Dracula” and causes a commotion throughout the room. One boy is upset by the hype created by talking about vampires… and we go back in time again, just as the OP begins. Hmm, after the first episode had no opening, I think that it was above average, except half of it is about Mina dancing with all her clothes off. What is it with vampires taking off their clothes? Anyways, episode 2: Howling.
Mina’s eyes? Yes, or is it?
Our hero as a kid.
If vampires are real, what about other things? Our main hero gets obentou from Yuki-chan who seems to be a close friend. After a moment of student exchanges, Yuki leaves Akira-kun while he just ends up talking about Yuki, saying that if he made a move, he would get his ass kicked. After a few minutes of nothing special, Akira runs into Mina, in which he gets a huge-ass migraine just from looking at her. So far so good – mystery element, love element, good animation, good shadowing and artwork, and good character designs.
He’s just too cool to sit down straight.
Oh man, I can’t tell which one is hers, and which one is for the boy she likes. Wow.
Vampires + Stalking = Sunglasses
“You broke my sunglasses… *starts to cry*”
“Oh my god, I knew Yuki poisoned that bentou!”
Apparently, Akira has a lot on his mind… so… would you mind doing something, sir? Random helicopter… random umbrella… before Mina starts randomly dancing in front of you. She seems cheerful – she’s a vampire and… Akira starts to walk away before Mina trips and hurts herself. Akira helps her up and questions why she is following him? Before she can answer, random homing missiles and armed helicopters attack. Guess what? Akira can run as a fast as a machine-gun fire-row. What is the history behind this? And why did we just skip to a random cutscene with two weird men?
As usual, we must always have a extending-your-hand-towards-the-girl moment.
What the f* is going on?
Akira takes Mina into the harbor to hide, and Mina’s “shadow gel” will wear out – so vampires are smart enough to invent something to prevent from turning into dust in the sunlight. She needs to put on more gel, and needs assistance in removing her clothes. She’s half-naked, and got no cleavage. Police attack, but fail. Mina sucks the blood from one of them, and Akira is speechless. Uh-oh, is that Yuki approaching the place? Akira now doesn’t doubt that she’s a vampire and ask why she’s making a vampire bund. Apparently, there will be a battle. And it’s revealed that Akira has amnesia so he can’t remember the first sixteen years of his life. Awww, but there is a girl who cares for him.
No more pictures – she’s “underage”.
More enemies, and it’s finally night. A cool gene-sequence before Mina gets caught by some spider-man-creature string. Mina can’t do anything, and begs to have Akira released. Silent treatment, before Akira hits the ground. But… guess what? He transformed into a werewolf from the Clan of Gaia. Or, I think he’s a werewolf. Yea, he’s a werewolf. He realizes who he is and saves Mina. Ending few seconds, it’s revealed that the love is short. Uh-oh, and followed by the same ending.
“I’m just your friendly neighborhood Spiderman!”
Those eyes say one thing : you’re screwed.
Vampires and werewolves… oh my.
Half-naked man + underage girl = pedophilia.
Hmm, it’s gotten a lot better no question. It’s good and it’s worth watching. I do wish it would get into more action though, since they’re vampires and werewolves. The animation and fight sequence was well-drawn, but I felt the good scenes were to predictable or too short. But it’s much better than the… and we get Vampire Maid clips, where Akira is about to get hacked with a chainsaw by Mina wearing a maid costume and a Jason Vorhees mask. Hmm, interesting. Like I was saying, it was much better than the first episode and I think it’s worth watching – I want to see how everything works out between Mina and Yuki liking the same guy.
You gotta love maids with chainsaws.